Hello,
I’m
Sander Schat

A full stack allround WordPress developer since 2009.

About

As a freelance WordPress developer I can help you out on your next project.

In the last 10 years I have been working on many WordPress projects. From a simple basic website, as WordPress originates from, to complex setups of being part of a backend architecture, and connecting WordPress via REST-APIs to the world, or deeper into the company.

My experience is on backend development to extend WordPress functionality to fit any customers need. Making use of the core WordPress hooks, filters garantees a strong fit between WordPress core and custom functionality.

COFFEE
BRAINSTORM
BUILD

Experience

2020 – 2020

Customer had a long list of issues and bugs that needed to be sorted.

Reverse-engineering other developers code to fix issues.

  • API issues with NPO servers to retrieve broadcast-data.
  • Layout issues for mobile vs desktop.
  • Caching issues with NPO servers.
  • Forum theme-based issues.

For this customer a lot of time was spend on tracing back the issues at its core. See what fixed the issue, but maybe re-engineer a lot larger part of the code, instead of a quick patch.

Time vs Impact.

2019 – Current

A large project to migrate the whole backend data from TYPO3 CMS to a new custom WordPress CMS, without the frontend design to change.

Development of custom theme, based on the old website HTML/CSS.

Creating dynamic theme-templates to reflect the old HTML.

Create new data-structure in WordPress (via ACF) to match old data. (Post metafields / types / categories / permalink structure)

Use of PHP, GULP, SCSS, JS, GUTENBERG

2019 – Current

Lots and lots of API’s for this customer to connect WooCommerce to the world!

  • Bol.com
  • Amazon
  • Channable
  • AXI
  • EDC
  • Shots
  • more coming up

A very fun project to do. Ongoing WP-JSON / REST API development.

From multiple marketplaces the new orders are fetched and stored in WooCommerce.

From there the orders are processed and send to multiple warehouses.

When the tracecode is received, the marketplaces will be notified again too.

Pure PHP backend development into WooCommerce.

2018 – 2019

A full build of an online editor for your 360° images. Create quick and easy your virtual tours, and
show your customers your properties or unique worlds.

This project was not build on WordPress, but build from scratch. Very interesting project due to the use of a specific piece of software for the 360° player, called KRPano.

Click here for more details on this unique player.

This player works via XML and interactive Javascripts. The backend generated all required XML for the player, and any customizations done in the player where saved back to the server / DB via javascript / XML parsing.

Technologies: PHP, XML, HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, KRPano player

2017 – 2018

Lead developer of WordPress dev team to deliver custom themes and solutions in a fast-past environment for many customers.

  • PHP 7.4
  • SQL / DB
  • Javascript / jQuery / React
  • WordPress / WooCommerce
  • Caching
  • SASS / GULP
  • GIT
  • OTAP

Portfolio

Life span

A quick overview of my carreer path thus far.

  • Current
    Many customers and projects later, still going strong.
    2020
  • Freelance WordPress Developer
    Start of my freelance career as a
    WordPress Developer.
    (More details in the Experience part)
    2010
  • Barista
    Successful sidestep into the beautiful world of Coffee. Dutch Barista Champion 2008 and 2009
    2008
  • Software Consultant
    Start at Origin Barneveld, Baan software. Implemenation of Baan ERP software in Europe and Middle East.
    1999
  • Start of professional career
    First job as cashregister - engineer in the Netherlands (Certec)
    1997
  • MTS-TI
    First every eduction for basic computer science and programming language.
    1993

Skills

WordPress / WooCommerce
95%
JSON / REST
95%
PHP
85%
Database / SQL
85%
JAVASCRIPT
85%
SCSS / GULP
80%
DIGITAL PAINTING
69%
COFFEE
100%

Getting Personal

Barista

In 2007 i made a career change into the world of Coffee. I became a barista and served thousands and thousands of coffees on events over the coming years. In 2008 and 2009 I was the dutch barista champion as well. And in 2010 i co-authored the bestselling coffee-book “Thuisbarista”, to help spread the love for quality coffee at home. 

Art

Another hobby of mine is to “doodle” and create sketches purely by allowing the sketch to unfold itself. Letting go of all ideas and expectations. Create a space to just flow with what arises.

More of these images can be found here: art.sanderschat.nl

Contact

Contact me if you have cool and interesting projects.

Or send me a message if you need my help on your current or upcoming WordPress project. I am happy to meet up for a coffee and discuss the possibilities.

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